Research Strengths in Arabic Language and Cultures

Areas of research in the department include:

  • Dr Ali Aldahesh: Arabic language and literature; translation from and into Arabic; translation theory and practice; the Qur’an translation; applied linguistics; lexicography; contrastive analysis; comparative linguistics.
  • Professor Sahar Amer: Arab diasporas, orientalism; Arab-European encounters; Arab postcolonial identities; gender and (homo)sexuality in Arab and Muslim societies; Muslim women and veiling; Franco-Arab dialogues; medieval Arabic and French literature.
  • Associate Professor Nijmeh Hajjar: Arabic language and literature; Arabic political discourse; Arabic political and social thought; Arabic society and culture; Arab and Muslim Women; Arab and Muslim communities in Australia; Arabic media; and Arab and Muslim issues in the Western media.
  • Dr Lucia Sorbera: Gender and women's history; Middle East Studies; Arabic Literature; Cross-cultural studies.